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Unformatted text preview: palpitations, dizziness and epigastric discomfort. ICD-10 defines GAD as: • A period of 6 months with predominant tension, worry and feelings of apprehension about everyday events and problems • At least one of the symptoms listed below 1. Palpitations, Sweating, Trembling or a Dry Mouth • At least three of the following symptoms 1. Difficulty breathing 2. Choking sensation 3. Chest pain 4. Nausea 5. Dizziness 6. Symptoms of derealisation/depersonalisation 7. Fear of losing control 8. Fear of dying 9. Hot flushes or cold chills 10. Numbness or tingling sensations Agoraphobia Agoraphobia is defined as a fear of the market place. It is defined by ICD-10 as: • Marked fear of a least two of the following 1. Crowd 2. Public places 3. Travelling alone 4. Travelling away from home • At least two symptoms of anxiety listed above under GAD • Patient recognises the level of emotional distress is unreasonable and out of proportion...
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, ICD-10 defines GAD